The Use of Contrastive Analysis in Distinguishing Difference from Disorder: A Tutorial

Karla K. McGregor, Danielle Williams, Sarah Hearst, Amy C. Johnson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Contrastive analysis aids the identification of true speech-language errors in cases where there is a mismatch between the linguistic communities of the clinician and the client. This tutorial illustrates the procedure via three case studies of preschoolers who speak African American English (AAE). In these case studies, there was good agreement between the results of contrastive analysis and the results of more well-established comparison metrics, suggesting that contrastive analysis can yield valid profiles that aid in distinguishing difference from disorder in children who speak a nonstandard dialect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of speech-language pathology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1997

Fingerprint

Linguistics
African Americans
Language
mismatch
dialect
linguistics
language
community

Keywords

  • African American English
  • Contrastive analysis
  • Diagnosis
  • Nonstandard varieties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

Cite this

The Use of Contrastive Analysis in Distinguishing Difference from Disorder : A Tutorial. / McGregor, Karla K.; Williams, Danielle; Hearst, Sarah; Johnson, Amy C.

In: American journal of speech-language pathology, Vol. 6, No. 3, 08.1997, p. 45-54.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{81cc9dd81d13466d88d043143d6675f5,
title = "The Use of Contrastive Analysis in Distinguishing Difference from Disorder: A Tutorial",
abstract = "Contrastive analysis aids the identification of true speech-language errors in cases where there is a mismatch between the linguistic communities of the clinician and the client. This tutorial illustrates the procedure via three case studies of preschoolers who speak African American English (AAE). In these case studies, there was good agreement between the results of contrastive analysis and the results of more well-established comparison metrics, suggesting that contrastive analysis can yield valid profiles that aid in distinguishing difference from disorder in children who speak a nonstandard dialect.",
keywords = "African American English, Contrastive analysis, Diagnosis, Nonstandard varieties",
author = "McGregor, {Karla K.} and Danielle Williams and Sarah Hearst and Johnson, {Amy C.}",
year = "1997",
month = "8",
doi = "10.1044/1058-0360.0603.45",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "6",
pages = "45--54",
journal = "American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology",
issn = "1058-0360",
publisher = "American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Use of Contrastive Analysis in Distinguishing Difference from Disorder

T2 - A Tutorial

AU - McGregor, Karla K.

AU - Williams, Danielle

AU - Hearst, Sarah

AU - Johnson, Amy C.

PY - 1997/8

Y1 - 1997/8

N2 - Contrastive analysis aids the identification of true speech-language errors in cases where there is a mismatch between the linguistic communities of the clinician and the client. This tutorial illustrates the procedure via three case studies of preschoolers who speak African American English (AAE). In these case studies, there was good agreement between the results of contrastive analysis and the results of more well-established comparison metrics, suggesting that contrastive analysis can yield valid profiles that aid in distinguishing difference from disorder in children who speak a nonstandard dialect.

AB - Contrastive analysis aids the identification of true speech-language errors in cases where there is a mismatch between the linguistic communities of the clinician and the client. This tutorial illustrates the procedure via three case studies of preschoolers who speak African American English (AAE). In these case studies, there was good agreement between the results of contrastive analysis and the results of more well-established comparison metrics, suggesting that contrastive analysis can yield valid profiles that aid in distinguishing difference from disorder in children who speak a nonstandard dialect.

KW - African American English

KW - Contrastive analysis

KW - Diagnosis

KW - Nonstandard varieties

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0642313563&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0642313563&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1044/1058-0360.0603.45

DO - 10.1044/1058-0360.0603.45

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0642313563

VL - 6

SP - 45

EP - 54

JO - American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

JF - American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

SN - 1058-0360

IS - 3

ER -